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gary lilley
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Post by gary lilley » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:18 pm

3 buzzard , 3 kestrel , 2 heron , 1 cormorant ,1 woodcock , 500+ w/pigeon ,300 corvids , 1 goldcrest , small numbers of skylark and yellowhammer .

Neil Southworth
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Post by Neil Southworth » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:43 pm

Spent the last hour of daylight on Croston Finney in a desperate attempt to score an equaliser (Whooper Swan or Brambling would have done, believe it or not). All I got was a soaking for my troubles. There were several each of Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Reed and Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer in the regular roost, but I couldn't turn any into a Brambling. A Grey Heron flapping along the Douglas in the gathering gloom looked decidely Purple, but nah that is desperation!
The only other birds seen were half a dozen Fieldfare on telephone wires, and a flock of Starling going to roost.

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